June 29, 2018

SportsFilter World Cup Pickem Round of 16: Make Your Picks: The World Cup begins the Round of 16 tomorrow at 10 a.m. Eastern when France plays Argentina. The standings have been updated in the SportsFilter World Cup Pickem. BruceBanner and Ricardo are tied for first with 84 points. Make your picks in this discussion. First place is an official Adidas Telstar 18 match ball.

posted by rcade to soccer at 01:47 PM - 20 comments

1. For the Round of 16, pick the winners of these games (6 points each):

France vs. Argentina

Uruguay vs. Portugal

Spain vs. Russia

Croatia vs. Denmark

Brazil vs. Mexico

Belgium vs. Japan

Sweden vs. Switzerland

Colombia vs. England

2. Pick a player in each game and get 2 points for each goal he scores.

3. Pick a player in each game and get 2 points for each yellow card he receives or 5 points for a straight red card.

4. Pick how many of the 8 games will require a shootout (5 points).

posted by rcade at 01:57 PM on June 29

Argentina
Portugal
Spain
Croatia
Brazil
Belgium
Sweden
England

2. Messi
Ronaldo
Costa
Eriksen
Neymar
Hazard
Toivonen
Kane

3. Kante
Varela
Dzyuba
Sisto
Salcedo
Nagatomo
Zuber
Cuadrado

4. 1

posted by Hooli at 02:34 PM on June 29

France
Uruguay
Spain
Croatia
Brazil
Belgium
Sweden
Colombia

2. Grieseman
Suarez
Costa
Eriksen
Neymar
Falcao


3. Kante
Varela
Dzyuba
Sisto
Salcedo
Nagatomo
Zuber
Falcao

4. 1

posted by CathcartTowersHotel at 03:04 PM on June 29

1. For the Round of 16, pick the winners of these games (6 points each):

France vs. Argentina

Uruguay vs. Portugal

Spain vs. Russia

Croatia vs. Denmark

Brazil vs. Mexico

Belgium vs. Japan

Sweden vs. Switzerland

Colombia vs. England

2. Pick a player in each game and get 2 points for each goal he scores.

Messi (ARG)
Ronaldo (POR)
Costa (SPA)
Rakitic (CRO)
Neymar (BRA)
Lukaku (BEL)
Shaqiri (SWI)
Kane (ENG)


3. Pick a player in each game and get 2 points for each yellow card he receives or 5 points for a straight red card.

Matuidi (FRA)
Suarez (URU)
Gazinsky (RUS)
Rakitic (CRO)
Layun (MEX)
Nagatomo (JPN)
Shaqiri (SWI)
Arias (COL)

4. Pick how many of the 8 games will require a shootout (5 points).

2

posted by grum@work at 03:11 PM on June 29

1. For the Round of 16, pick the winners of these games (6 points each):

France
Portugal
Spain
Croatia
Brazil
Belgium
Sweden
England

2. Pick a player in each game and get 2 points for each goal he scores.

Mbappe
Ronaldo
Costa
Eriksen
Neymar
Lukaku
Toivonen
Kane

3. Pick a player in each game and get 2 points for each yellow card he receives or 5 points for a straight red card.

Mbappe
Ronaldo
Costa
Eriksen
Neymar
Lukaku
Toivonen
Kane

Too much research, I'lll double down on the goal scorers

4. Pick how many of the 8 games will require a shootout (5 points).

3

posted by tron7 at 03:29 PM on June 29

Argentina

Portugal

Spain

Croatia

Mexico

Belgium

Sweden

England

Goals

Rojo (ARG)
Ronaldo (POR)
Costa (SPA)
Falcao (CRO)
Coutinho (BRA)
Lukaku (BEL)
Granqvist (SWE)
Kane (ENG)

Cards

Pogba (FRA)
Suarez (URU)
Golovin (RUS)
Brozovic (CRO)
Herrera (MEX)
Meunier (BEL)
Lustig (SWE)
Mojica (COL)

Shootouts

1

posted by cixelsyd at 04:06 PM on June 29

1. Games
Argentina
Portugal
Spain
Croatia
Brazil
Japan
Switzerland
England

2. Goals

Messi
Ronaldo
Costa
Eriksen
Neymar
Lukaku
Toivonen
Kane


3. Cards
Kante
Suarez
Golovin
Rakitic
Herrera
Nagatomo
Toivonen
Arias


4. Pick how many of the 8 games will require a shootout (5 points).
3

posted by BruceBanner at 04:39 PM on June 29

1.
France (Mbapp)
Portugal (Ronaldo)
Spain (Costa)
Croatia (Modri)
Brazil (Neymar)
Belgium (Lukaku)
Switzerland (Shaqiri)
Colombia (Kane)

2.
Mbapp
Ronaldo
Costa
Modri
Neymar
Lukaku
Shaqiri
Kane

3.
Javier Mascherano
Guerreiro
Fernandes
Vrsaljko
Jess Gallardo
Hiroki Sakai
Ludwig Augustinsson
Harry Maguire

4.
one shootout

posted by prof at 05:08 PM on June 29

Well, here goes nothing/lol.

Winner/goal scorer/ yellow-red card

France/Griezmann/Rojo

Portugal/Ronaldo/Sanchez

Spain/Vazquez/Kutepov

Denmark/Braithwaite/Modric

Brazil/Costa/Hernandez

Belgium/Lukaku/Sakai

Sweden/Guidetti/Dzemaili

England/Kane/Zapata

Number of shootouts: 1 (the loneliest number)

posted by jagsnumberone at 10:48 PM on June 29

France 2-0 Argentina, Griezmann, Rojo
Uruguay 1-1 (Penalties) Portugal, Ronaldo, Pepe
Spain 2-1 Russia, Costa, Cheryshev
Croatia 1-0 Denmark, Rakiti, Rakiti
Brazil 2-1 Mexico, Fred, Salcedo
Belgium 3-1 Japan, Lukaku, Batshuayi
Sweden (Penalties) 0-0 Switzerland, Behrami, Xhaka
Colombia 1-1 (Penalties) England, Kane, Cuadrado

Shootouts: 3

posted by bender at 10:54 PM on June 29

WINNER - GOALS, CARDS
France - Messi, Rojo
Portugal - Ronaldo, Pepe
Spain - Costa, Kudryashov
Croatia - Modric, Lovren
Brazil - Neymar, Layun
Belgium - Lukaku, Dembele
Switzerland - Toivonen, Schar
England - Kane, Mina

Shootouts: 3

posted by Ricardo at 11:51 PM on June 29

1.
France
Portugal
Spain
Denmark
Brazil
Belgium
Sweden
England

2.
Messi
Ronaldo
Costa
Eriksen
Neymar
Lukaku
Toivonen
Kane

3.
Mascherano
Pepe
Costa
Rakitic
Salcedo
Sakai
Xhaka
Stones

posted by wduchene at 12:24 AM on June 30

Oh and 2 shootouts

posted by wduchene at 12:41 AM on June 30

Hope's picks:
1. France
Portugal
Spain
Denmark
Brazil
Belgium
Switzerland
England

2. Messi
Ronaldo
Costa
Eriksen
Neymar
Lukaku
Drmic
Kane

3. Mascherano
Pepe
Costa
Rakitic
Salcedo
Sakai
Xhaka
Stones

shootouts: 0

posted by wduchene at 12:58 AM on June 30

Argentina, Lionel Messi, Gabriel Mercado
Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe
Spain, Diego Costa, Diego Costa
Croatia, Luka Modric, Pione Sisto
Brazil, Philippe Coutinho, Miguel Layun
Belgium, Romelu Lukaku, Leander Dendoncker
Sweden, Andreas Granqvist, Viktor Claesson
England, Harry Kane, John Stones

Shootouts: 3

posted by rcade at 08:49 AM on June 30

Watching France/Argentina while looking for Gabriel Mercado to get a yellow card was a hilarious experience. Never has a player tried so hard to get disciplined in the final 10 minutes and come up unrewarded.

In the final melee that gave Argentina no more time to seek a tying goal, Mercado scissor-kicked a French player and then shoved another. Two other players got yellows, the announcers asked whether Mercado would get a straight red and he got ... nothing.

posted by rcade at 01:49 PM on June 30

Gah; I missed the deadline and the France game is over. Hopefully my picks will still be valid, but I will mark the first game as void

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Uruguay, Suarez, Pepe

Spain, Costa, Pique

Croatia, Modri, Chorluka

Brazil, Neymar, Casemiro

Belgium, Lukaku, De Bruyne

Sweden, Toivonen, Larsson

England, Kane, Henderson

Shootouts: 1

posted by geneparmesan at 02:09 PM on June 30

Cathcart Towers Hotel plagirized my yellow card picks. I demand he be ejected.

posted by Hooli at 07:46 PM on June 30

This is a weird situation. Kante and Varela didn't get cards, so that's moot. The Russia game just began so it's too late to change Dzyuba.

Cathcart: You need to choose different yellow card picks than Sisto, Salcedo, Nagatomo and Zuber for those games to get any points for them.

posted by rcade at 09:55 AM on July 01

Almost everyone also stole my picks of Belgium over Japan, England over Colombia and Brazil over Mexico. I demand reparations.

posted by Ricardo at 11:45 AM on July 03

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